Goodbye Tape, Hello Data Protection as a Service

<br />What would you do if you were backing up to tape, with 70% data growth year over year, and were not able to meet the allotted back up windows? What changes would you make to your data protection infrastructure to better support business policies and ensure compliance? Hear from Healthcare Realty’s Associate Vice President of Technology Services Robert Dillard on how he remains on the leading edge of technology.

Over the weekend I was talking with some friends about their experience attempting to buy a home in Silicon Valley. From what I gathered, the housing market is heating up and it appears to be a sellers market yet again. This made me think about an EMC customer, Healthcare Realty Trust.

Before I share the voice of our customer, let me preface that I realize residential and commercial properties are vastly different. With that said, I would like to introduce you to Healthcare Realty’s data protection story.

Healthcare Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that integrates owning, managing and developing properties associated with the delivery of healthcare services throughout the United States.

What would you do if you were backing up to tape, with 70% data growth year over year, and were not able to meet the allotted back up windows? What changes would you make to your data protection infrastructure to better support business policies and ensure compliance?

Robert Dillard, VP of Technology Services at Healthcare Realty, talks about the challenges of backing up strictly to tape and the results of moving to disk and saying goodbye to tape. But my favorite segments of the video are when Robert talks about DBAs working natively in the consoles they are used to, while leveraging a single, consolidated backup solution, and how they’re delivering data protection as a service offering to the data owners.

Robert does promote EMC products and solutions; however, the key take away is how technology has helped Healthcare Realty stay on the leading edge.

It’s clear to me that IT organizations are thinking about the bigger business picture and technology can change the game.

About the Author: Lisa Matzdorff